Youth Guests for Comicon 2016
Guests are listed in alphabetical order by first name.
 

Aprilynne Pike is an internationally best-selling American author best known for her debut novel Wings, which was released in English on May 5, 2009. Her first novel debuted as a New York Times best-seller and reached the #1 spot on the Children's Best Seller list, making Pike the best-selling non-celebrity children's author to debut in 2009. Her second novel likewise debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. When her debut series reached three books and was moved to the New York Times best-selling Children's Series list, it became a best-selling series. Illusions and Destined also debuted on the USA Today Bestseller list, which combines books across all genres. Recent releases include Life After Theft, Earthbound, and Sleep No More.

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Formed in June of 2008, Cactus Brick is a group of adult (over 18 only) fans of LEGO who collect, build, play with, and share ideas about the LEGO hobby.  We meet officially on a monthly basis and present our creations at public displays throughout the year.  Please feel free to attend one of our meetings or find us at one of our public displays.

Find out more about Cactus Brick at cactusbrick.org or on Facebook.

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Greg van Eekhout is the author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy from Tor Books, California Bones: California Bones (out now), Pacific Fire (Jan. 27, 2015), and Dragon Coast (Fall, 2015). His other books include the middle-grade novels Kid vs. Squid, The Boy at the End of the World, and the mythological fantasy novel Norse Code.

He lives in Southern California, where two seismic plates crash into each other and give rise to disaster and mayhem.

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James A. Owen is the author of the bestselling Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series (Here, There Be Dragons), the creator of the critically acclaimed StarChild graphic novel series, and the author of the MythWorld series of novels, the author and illustrator of the forthcoming series Fool's Hollow, and the author of the non fiction trilogy called The Meditations (Drawing out the Dragons). He is also the founder and executive director of Coppervale International, a creative think tank and studio that also publishes magazines and books, and develops and produces television and film projects. He is developing Here, There Be Dragons and the other Imaginarium Geographica books for film and television with Rick Porras, Associate Producer of The Lord of the Rings. His newest books are the paperback edition of The First Dragon, and the limited-edition hardcover omnibus, The Twentieth-Anniversary Nearly-Complete Essential StarChild. He makes his home in Arizona, where he is currently redesigning an entire town. Visit him at heretherebedragons.net and at jamesaowen.com.

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Actress, playwright, artist and award-winning, bestselling author Leanna Renee Hieber writes Historical Fantasy sagas for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful series hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, garnered many genre awards, has reissued in a special edition from Tor and is in development as a musical theatre production. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy trilogy, The Eterna Files, is now available from Tor, described as X-Files meets Penny Dreadful. The sequel, Eterna and Omega, releases August 2016. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. A lifelong Goth devoted to spreading understanding of Gothic literature, she is also a proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, featured in several films and on shows like Boardwalk Empire. Active on Twitter @LeannaRenee and FB http://facebook.com/lrhieber, more about her work as well as free reads, writing resources and links to her jewelry and art can be found at http://leannareneehieber.com

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Suzanne Young currently lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she teaches high school English. When not writing obsessively, Suzanne can be found searching her own tragic memories for inspiration. She is the author of several books for teens, including The Program, A Need So BeautifulA Want So Wicked, and The Treatment, her most recent book The Remedy was just released. Friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter at @Suzanne_Young, and visit Suzanne-Young.blogspot.com.

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Tom is the author of four young adult novels: Sick (a YA zombie novel), Party, ManicPixieDreamGirl, Zero (an ALA/YALSA Best Young Adult Novel for 2013), and his newest release, Random.

Tom brings 22 years of theatre experience as an actor and director to both his writing and classes on writing and publishing. He is available for school visits, classes, and other presentations, having been a teacher, panelist, and/or lecturer for Phoenix Comicon, the Tucson Festival of Books, ASU, RWA, SCBWI, Kennesaw State University, Western New Mexico University, NCTE, ALAN, and many more. He can be reached via his website at www.tomleveen.com.

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